| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Both the Howard County Board of Education and the county's teachers union want to hold open, public negotiations this year for the first time in decades, but that process has hit a snag before it's even begun.
The Howard County Education Association...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The City of Annapolis struck agreements with four employee unions on Monday, giving employees raises and changing their health benefits in retirement.
Mayor Josh Cohen, who will stand re-election next week, said the four-year agreements are a "real...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown will continue racking up labor endorsements of his 2014 run for governor Tuesday when he picks up the support of the largest union of state government employees.
Brown, a Democrat, will visit South Baltimore to accept the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor.
"We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler asked his Democratic rivals Tuesday to keep third-party spending out of the race for governor, pointing to other states where such agreements are said to have cut down on negative attack ads.
Gansler's call for a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Maryland's largest state employees' union will throw its support behind Sen. Brian E. Frosh in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for attorney general.
AFSCME Council 3 will hold a rally Saturday in Baltimore to announce its endorsement of...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Anne Arundel County government officials say the days of delays are gone for employees opening and responding to email messages. More than 6,000 county government email addresses were switched this month from an old system called GroupWise to a Google-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center.
The officers were among 19...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Maryland's largest state workers union will ask the General Assembly to undo a Court of Appeals ruling that would erode traditional seniority protections for thousands of public employees.
The state's highest court held last week that when jobs reopen...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Despite the ongoing public controversy about it, Harford County's $50 pay-to-play fee to participate in athletics is having little apparent impact on the players themselves.
According to a public schools spokesperson, there are 3,050 students on the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Saying Anne Arundel County is "on a path to bankruptcy if it doesn't address this issue," County Executive Laura Neuman told county government employees Monday that significant changes to retiree health care plans must occur to repair a system she...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A prison in Western Maryland is on lockdown after at least one recent assault by inmates on correctional officers, and union officials have planned a meeting with the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services this week....